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FMCSA accepting applications for safety grants

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Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made available more than $180 million in grants for advancing roadway safety.

Furnished through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the grants are open to “state, territorial and tribal organizations; local jurisdictions; academic institutions; and other training programs and entities to promote commercial motor vehicle safety-related activities.”

FMCSA will award grants via five programs:
High Priority Innovative Technology Deployment Grant Program: Supports “innovative and impactful projects that advance the technological capability and promote the deployment of intelligent transportation system applications for truck parking information management systems and other CMV operations.”
High Priority Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Grant Program: Funds activities that boost awareness and education for large truck and bus safety, target unsafe driving in high-risk crash areas, highlight new technologies, and improve safety data.
Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training Grant Program: Increases access to operator training among current and former members of the U.S. armed forces and their families, along with underserved and refugee communities.
Commercial Driver’s License Program Implementation Grant Program: Enhances the national CDL program and ensures each driver maintains one driving record and licensing document.
High Priority Enforcement Training and Support Grant Program: Funds the development and delivery of safety training to nonfederal workers who conduct CMV enforcement following Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations, hazardous materials regulations and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s out-of-service criteria.

“When we improve technology, training and tools to make our roadways safer for truck and bus drivers, everyone benefits,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a press release.

Added acting FMCSA Deputy Administrator Sue Lawless: “This grant funding is one way we bring in safety partners to help reduce crashes involving large trucks and buses. We are proud to support the critical CMV safety work happening across this country.”

The deadline to submit applications is April 19.

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Original article published by Safety+Health an NSC publication